Philadelphia: 1898. Hardcover. 12mo. 70pp. (4). Original green cloth with gold stamped illustration of a kiddush cup on cover. Frontispiece illustration with tissue paper guard of a family welcoming the sabbath. Short book by a leading 19th and early 20th century American Reform rabbi about the Sabbath. Includes songs and stories. Illustrated plates depicting Jewish observance of the Sabbath by Katherine M. Cohen. Cover scratched. Edges rubbed. Binding starting, but still intact. Some staining to leaves. Overall in good condition. g. Item #35778
Henry Berkowitz was a member of the first graduating class of Hebrew Union College in 1883. He helped established the Jewish Chautauqua Society and was heavily involved in the Federation of Jewish philanthropies in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Rabbinical Association and the Central Conference of American Rabbis. During World War I he served as an American army chaplain.